“Eros Pour Femme is the ultimate in power and seduction from Versace, a perfume for passionate women.” – Donatella Versace
When it takes three of the world’s best noses to realise Donatella’s dream, you know it’s going to be something special. The perfume was created by world-renowned perfumers, Alberto Morillas (CK One, Carolina Herrera 212, Bulgari Omnia), Nathalie Lorson (Chloé Innocence, YSL Black Opium) and Olivier Cresp (Dior Midnight Poison, Thierry Mugler Angel). With Greek key detailing and the signature Medusa, the golden bottle is a gem in itself. What’s more is that it comes in a deluxe coffret that typically opens like a jewellery box.
Top: Sicilian lemon, Calabrian bergamot, pomegranate
Heart: Jasmine Sambac Absolute, peony, jasmine infusion, lemon flower
Base: Sandalwood, Ambrox, Musk
Fittingly for the name, the ad visuals are passion personified. Shot by photography supremos Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, Lara Stone embodies the Versace glistening, Grecian goddess, making for a very seductive visual. But far from the heady florals and all-encompassing spices expected for this olfactory goddess, Eros Pour Femme opens with a burst of sparkling citrus zest. The heart of the fragrance is centred around an interpretation of a bouquet of fresh, spring florals, that whilst pretty, is indistinct. At the base, soft sandalwood and musk are present adding a slight warmth and depth to the scent.
Surprisingly for a Versace offering, this fragrance is fresh, dewy and very light. It’s an ideal option for those that shy away from perfumes with a strong character and distinctive oriental harmonies.
Have you tried this fragrance? What did you think?